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    YOBO vs. Kelty tarp pole.

    A couple of yrs ago I started using the Kelty tarp pole and a tree to hang from. I've hung from the Kelty pole a couple of dozen times. I've learned that it is best set at about shoulder height. The...
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    I made some zing-it woopie sling last yr and used...

    I made some zing-it woopie sling last yr and used them to hang. They held me at 160 lbs. Worked fine. After a few uses I inspected them and found damage where they attached to the hardware on the...
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    I've tried a few tie out options and my latest...

    I've tried a few tie out options and my latest experiment, best one yet, is a woopie sling. I made the WS from double braided Mason line. Larks head it onto the tarp tie out. Put it over the stake...
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    Kelty tarp pole. It works best when the pole is...

    Kelty tarp pole. It works best when the pole is close the the end of the hammock (18-24"). Attach the tarp to the pole for simplicity. It also keeps the pole shorter that way, ( I go about shoulder...
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    Kelty tarp...

    Kelty tarp pole.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220517/f89f32012d1546063e6b229a54fba27b.jpg

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    Yes. I have made a few that are very similar if...

    Yes. I have made a few that are very similar if not identical. Much easier than a button knot.

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    Buy a good sewing machine and learn to use it....

    Buy a good sewing machine and learn to use it. Then start with making a tarp or hammock, nothing fancy to start with.

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    Learning curve. A slight outward angel reduces...

    Learning curve. A slight outward angel reduces the load on the anchor. I didn't know that when I started using it.

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    I used poles from Kelty. Got them at REI, 2 poles...

    I used poles from Kelty. Got them at REI, 2 poles for around 50$. Keep the height at about 4-5 ft. To tall increases flexing in the pole. The tieout is critical, but it works well. I've slept in in...
  10. Thread: Zing-it

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    Zing-it

    https://samsonrope.com/arborist/lash-it-zing-it

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    I think the working load is about 500. I...

    I think the working load is about 500. I switched to using zing-it last yr with no issues. Last week I made a zing-it woopie sling (~6"burry) and tried it in the hammock. Held fine (160 lbs), so I...
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    Single tree set up

    VaraVild, gets credit for starting me down this path of single tree hanging. I saw his YouTube video a few yrs ago. From that I went to the back yard with my Kelty tarp pole. Fast forward a few yrs....
  13. I think this is a better option for tarps than...

    I think this is a better option for tarps than using zing-it. First, like you said, it's easier to work with. Second, it's reflective. Last, I like my tie-outs to be weaker than the tarp. If I trip...
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    I made a few woopies slings using zing-it last...

    I made a few woopies slings using zing-it last week. I used a bobbin threader for fly tying. The Barry is only about 4 or 5 inches long. I'll try it on the hammock this afternoon. I just want to...
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    I'm hoping to start south in May or June. Sent...

    I'm hoping to start south in May or June.

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    I've been using a Kelty tarp pole for a couple of...

    I've been using a Kelty tarp pole for a couple of yrs now.
    I started taking it after trying it in the back yard. I no longer had to have two trees of the right size the right distance apart. Then...
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    The set up I use, when packed measures about 22"...

    The set up I use, when packed measures about 22" long and 10" circumference. What is the circumference on the Solo when packed.
    Thanks for the reply.

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    I've looked at this set up, which is nice, but...

    I've looked at this set up, which is nice, but for motorcycle and kayak it's just to big. Any thing smaller on the drawing board. The Kealty pole setup I use is about half the size. For me...
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    Is there a discount code for YOBO, anything for...

    Is there a discount code for YOBO, anything for the forum crowd? My Kelty tarp poles work. I've used them multiple times, but I'm thinking of upgrading to the YOBO. One of the Kelty poles folded in...
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    I like the fuse idea. I use Mason line (20-30 #...

    I like the fuse idea. I use Mason line (20-30 # strength) to connect the line lock to the tarp. I wasn't using it when the event happened.

    Thanks for the comments. Nice to get a bigger picture...
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    Tarps & shock cord?

    Hi, I'm looking for input/discussion on the pros and cons of having shock-cord on tarp tie-outs. I've gone back and forth on it.
    After putting them on I saw a lot of movement in the wind. I can't...
  22. I started with the zing-it and had slippage in...

    I started with the zing-it and had slippage in the backyard test. I solved it by putting a loop around the lineloc. Then I decided to go to a larger and course line.

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  23. Mine haven't gotten hard. Actually more the...

    Mine haven't gotten hard. Actually more the opposite, getting soft. About a yr ago I changed setups and no longer use the amsteel except as a loop on the end of the hammock. Did you try washing...
  24. Get double layer. A single will hold you, but...

    Get double layer. A single will hold you, but your close to the limit. Most double layer Hammocks are rated at around 400 lbs.
    I have both a Dream Hammock Dangerbird and the Warbonnet Blackbird. ...
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    My daughter switched from the tent with mom to a...

    My daughter switched from the tent with mom to a hammock about 5 yrs ago. She has used both 10x and 11' and although she's only 5'2" she likes the Deam Hammock Danger Bird best. Which if fine...
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    That's very nice. You'll know if they get up at...

    That's very nice. You'll know if they get up at night.

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    I use a "loop turner" picked it up in Joanns....

    I use a "loop turner" picked it up in Joanns. Dutch also sells a set with various sizes, but there only about 3" long.

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    It stretches, but is it breathable?

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    Can you explain the "catch-all"? . I will say...

    Can you explain the "catch-all"?
    . I will say that it would have been a vastly less satisfying experience without the catch-all. That thing made everything so much easier.
    Thanks

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    Its doable with a single line (dynema or...

    Its doable with a single line (dynema or something strong with no stretch) and pole. Tie to the tree at head height walk your pole out to where you need it (about 15' from your target tree. Attach...
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    Great idea to practice set up in the wind before...

    Great idea to practice set up in the wind before doing it in the wild. I strongly suggest that if you don't already have a Structural Ridgev Line (SRL) on the hammock, you put one on. Find that...
  32. Thread: Down booties?

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    That looks good, but to large for motorcycle...

    That looks good, but to large for motorcycle camping. Space is a premium.

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    Never found myself "out of the insulation spot"...

    Never found myself "out of the insulation spot" with the Wookie. I even forget to tie the outside some times and its always stayed in place and been warm.
    I've made 1 underquilt and purchased 4....
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    Hi Antwerp I think the best way to get dialed in...

    Hi Antwerp
    I think the best way to get dialed in for wind is by doing it, so for ?1, I say go for it. Pitch it as low as possible to reduce to sail n effect. If the sky is clear keep the tarp...
  35. I use the linelock and initially ran zing it to...

    I use the linelock and initially ran zing it to the stakes. The zing-it would slip until I put a wrap on the LL with a clove hitch. That setup never slipped even in heavy wind. Thats an easy solution...
  36. Thread: Pole Mods

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    I've played a little with internal and external...

    I've played a little with internal and external poles. Then decided, why bother. If im in the hammock, im going to sleep. Ill use a pole or tie out for porch mode if I'm sitting out a storm....
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    Welcome to Colorado. Sent from my couch

    Welcome to Colorado.

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    Sticky: My TRL is about 30'. That might be overkill, but...

    My TRL is about 30'. That might be overkill, but zing it is so small why not. It also gives me some extra to use as a clothes line to hang my water bottle and jacket on.

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  39. I got away from knots because I went to smaller...

    I got away from knots because I went to smaller line, zing-it. I dont like tying or untying and adjusting especially when cold and wet. Ive found a preference for the Line Locks because of their...
  40. I use to put a bead on the loop to prevent that,...

    I use to put a bead on the loop to prevent that, but after forgetting the bead I started using small zip ties.

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    I have used the Kelty tarp pole many times, but I...

    I have used the Kelty tarp pole many times, but I recommend something more heavy duty. Check your local Army Navy surplus store for a source. Trekking poles, NO, NO.
    18-24" sectional steel poles...
  42. I've tried a few option over the past few yrs and...

    I've tried a few option over the past few yrs and settled on Line Locks. They are attached to the tarp with masonline and the tie-outs are threaded. The soft round edges post no threat to the tarp...
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    That video was my starting point. Sent from my...

    That video was my starting point.

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    Aspins seem to have very shallow roots. I tied...

    Aspins seem to have very shallow roots. I tied off to one about 5" in diameter. Sit test in the hammock pulled it over.
    Trees can drop branches or fall on tents too. Just try to make it a habit...
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    Thanks. I use amsteel but the dogbones are zing...

    Thanks. I use amsteel but the dogbones are zing it. Ill probability switch to all zing-it to reduce the bulk.

    Just below Hover **** last month....
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    Thanks. I was thinking that angling the pole...

    Thanks. I was thinking that angling the pole like you do would reduce the load on the anchors. Ill try that next time. Soon I hope, starting to warm up.

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    I'm glad that helped. I suggest you get a strong...

    I'm glad that helped. I suggest you get a strong adjustable tent pole to work with. Check Army Navy surplus store. I'm still using the Kelty pole, but its about the minimal stiffness I would use. ...
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    Happy to be of help. Pic 1 is what I call a...

    Happy to be of help. Pic 1 is what I call a dogbone, pic 2 is the DB attached to the pole tieout, pic 3 is with more DBs added to increase load distribution.
    The dogbones are made from zing it...
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    The pole option.

    I'll start off by giving credit to VaraVild, his YouTube video, The Single Tree Hammock Option, is where this started for me. That was several yrs ago. I didn't really understand how it worked, so I...
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    Using a pole when missing a tree.

    I've made several posts about using a pole when the tree situation was submitted optimal. Ive used an aluminum Kelty pole a couple of dozen times over the past couple of yrs. I weigh around 160 lbs....
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